Discover the power of Vision Boards to Make Your New Year Resolutions a Reality and Speak English like an expert.
The hope resides in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to turn their dreams into reality.– Jonas salk
Have you ever felt that your New Year’s resolutions fade into oblivion after a few months? Have you enthusiastically set out to learn English, only to find yourself trapped in routine and lacking motivation?
According to a study from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, 73% of the population maintains their resolutions during the first week; then that number drops to 64% after the first month; after three months, it decreases to 50%; and by the sixth month, only 46% remain. Finally, at the end of the year, only 19% of the population achieves what they set out to do. Often, the difference between a goal that is achieved and one that is abandoned lies in how we visualize it and commit to it.
Imagine this scenario: December 31st next year. You look back and realize that you have made significant progress on your journey to English fluency. Your confidence in English conversations is solid, you can communicate with native and non-native speakers, and you’ve moved one step closer to your academic and professional goals. How did you get here?
The answer may be found in a Vision Board. This simple yet powerful tool allows you to turn your goals into tangible reality and can make the difference between success and stagnation. Creating a Vision Board focused on improving your English proficiency can be fun and, at the same time, will help you set your New Year’s resolutions with clarity and the certainty that you will achieve your language goals.
What do you need to get started? Vision Boards can be physical or virtual. They can be built from magazine clippings, personal photos, inspirational images from the internet, excerpts from a book, and more. The key is that all of this content reflects or focuses on the goals you want to achieve.
At Start Speaking Today, we understand how important it is for you to reach your personal and professional goals, especially when it comes to mastering a new language like English. Our expertise lies in empowering you to communicate with fluency and confidence in English, and we are here to help you achieve it.
That’s why we offer you these 5 key tips for creating your Vision Board:
- Clearly define the goals
Whether obtaining an English certification, studying abroad, or even securing a bilingual job. To motivate yourself, include keywords and inspirational phrases like this: “A different language is a different vision of life” – Federico Fellini.
- Add pictures of English-speaking places you’d love to visit
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney. Research local places, museums, or restaurants and visualize yourself conversing in English with the locals there.
- Enroll in English classes
Include your class schedule on your Vision Board, along with a schedule of additional activities like reading English books, watching movies, series, or podcasts that can help improve your proficiency.
- Include reminders
Remember how important it is for you to improve your English, such as achieving more effective communication, accessing better job opportunities, or fulfilling a personal dream.
- Set deadlines
Set tentative dates for when you envision achieving your goals. whether short, medium, or long-term. You can also add images of the rewards you will receive, such as a photo of yourself speaking fluently in an English-speaking country or working in a bilingual environment.
At Start Speaking Today, we want to be part of your success. Get in touch and start projecting yourself internationally.